Paris Haute Couture 2024 SS Hair & Makeup Report [YUIMA NAKAZATO]

Paris Haute Couture 2024 SS Hair & Makeup Report [YUIMA NAKAZATO]

Hair & Makeup led by Hirofumi Kera

  • Hirofumi Kera

Shiseido Chief Artistic Director Hirofumi Kera was in charge of hair and makeup for the YUIMA NAKAZATO collection presented at Paris Haute Couture 2024 SS on January 24.
Designer Yuima Nakazato is currently the only Japanese designer for the Paris Haute Couture collection.

YUIMA NAKAZATO Paris Haute Couture 2024 Spring Summer Collection

Hair & Makeup led by Hirofumi Kera

“The collection was titled ‘UTAKATA’ in order to link it with the Swiss production of the opera ‘Idomeneo,’ for which Yuima is the costume designer.

He created a new form of couture by combining fragile and delicate materials with armor and weaponry, recalling the Trojan War that took place during the era of the Minoan civilization on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the setting of the story.

The music for the show was the Japanese children's song "Akatonbo" (Red Dragonflies). The models walked slowly to the tune of the gentle live vocals, building to an impressive finale as dancers walked through circles of red ink poured onto the runway and turned its white surface bright red.”(Kera)

About Hai&Makeup Creation

“I gave the models silver ‘tears’ to represent the grief from the war and their fragile emotions.
I applied silver foil to soft resin to create silver tears that looked organic, yet shined like accessories, beautifully representing the delicateness of the heart.” (Kera)

計良 宏文 Hirofumi Kera

計良 宏文 - Hirofumi Kera


An artist who is constantly receiving offers from many top creators for his rich expressive ability and overwhelming level of perfection. The first hair&makeup artist to hold a solo exhibition at a public museum in Japan for his activities that revolutionize the concept of hair and makeup.